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71-80 of 136 results in Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
Literary Culture and Consumer Capitalism in Rhys, Woolf, Stein, and Nella Larsen
Though the relationship of modernist writers and artists to mass-marketplaces and popular cultural forms is often understood as one of ambivalence if not antagonism, Modernism and the Marketplace redirects this established line of inquiry, considering the practical and conceptual interfaces between...
Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge
Victorian Narrative Technologies tells the story of how the British, who wanted nothing to do with the Suez Canal during the decades in which it was being internationally planned and invested, came to own it. It stands to reason that the nation that prided itself on its engineering prowess and had...
Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge
Dickens, Trollope, and the Victorian Cathedral Town
This study examines the unique cultural space of Victorian cathedral towns as they appear in the literary work of Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope, arguing that Dickens and Trollope use the cathedral town’s enclosure, and its overt connections between sacred and secular, present and past, as an...
Published February 24th 2012 by Routledge
Shaping Novels and Gardens in the Culture of Sensibility
By examining the motif of ruination in a variety of late-eighteenth-century domains, this book portrays the moral aesthetic of the culture of sensibility in Europe, particularly its negotiation of the demands of tradition and pragmatism alongside utopian longings for authenticity, natural goodness,...
Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge
Presenting a new way of reading that helps us discern some previously unnoticed or unnoticeable features of Asian diaspora poetry, this volume highlights how poetry plays a significant role in mediating and defining cross-cultural and transnational positions. Asian diaspora poetry in North America...
Published December 9th 2011 by Routledge
Urban Visions and Literary Modernism
Writing the City examines and challenges the traditional transatlantic axis of urban modernism, London-Paris-New York, an axis that has often elided the historical importance of other centers that have shaped metropolitan identities and discourses. According to Desmond Harding, James Joyce's...
Published December 9th 2011 by Routledge
The Great Neurosis in Victorian Melodrama and Contemporary Fiction
Aesthetic Hysteria is a deconstructive psychoanalytic study of hysteria, using literary texts to foreground a telling encounter between two growing discourses within English studies: that of emotion/affect and trauma studies. It brings together several academic foci - the history of medicine,...
Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge
W.B. Yeats, Augusta Gregory and J.M. Synge
This study examines the early dramatic works of Yeats, Synge, and Gregory in the context of late colonial Ireland’s unique socio-political landscape. By contextualizing each author’s work within the artistic and political discourses of their time, Cusack demonstrates the complex negotiation of...
Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge
Beats, Outriders, Ethnics
The dissident voice in US culture might almost be said to have been born with the territory. Its span runs from Roger Williams to Thoreau, Anne Bradstreet to Gertrude Stein, Ambrose Bierce to the New Journalism, The Beats to the recent Bad Subjects cyber-crowd. In this new study, A. Robert Lee aims...
Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge
Looking at texts including Jean Toomer’s Cane, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, James Baldwin’s Another Country, and Beat poetry by Bob Kaufmann, in this original study, Parham describes the phenomena of haunting, displacement, and ghostliness as endemic to modern African American literature and...
Published January 6th 2011 by Routledge
William Morris and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
To Be Published April 29th 2015
The Real Negro: The Question of Authenticity in Twentieth-Century African American Literature
To Be Published May 1st 2015